Church expects a fourth of Greeks will back ID card protest

Posted: Friday, June 01, 2001

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Orthodox Church said it expects that by June 26 more than 3 million people will have signed its petition asking the government to reverse its decision to stop recording religion on state identity cards.

That amounts to more than a fourth of the national population, though some signers could be Greeks living abroad.

Last year, the government promised to remove the religion entry from mandatory state-issued ID cards, saying this violated personal privacy. The church says the government seeks to undermine religion's role. The government insists it won't reverse policy.

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